June 3, 2016
My husband is sorta old-fashioned about voting. Every election he gets on his bike to pedal to our polling place, casts his vote, places the "I Voted" sticker on his helmet, and pedals back home. It's a tradition that works for him. Yours is undoubtedly different. Maybe you stop by on the way to work. Or maybe you sit around with a glass of wine and fill out your vote-by-mail ballot. Regardless of your routine, what matters is that you voted. Tuesday is election day. Make it a priority for your day, get on your bike, and go vote (if you haven't already).

PS: Just wanted to give a shout out to the Coca Cola Company one more time. As a part of reaching their environmental sustainability goals, Coca Cola entirely funded the water main replacement project along Highway 29, saving more than 100 acre-feet of water each year. Thank you for being a great employer in town and partner on this important project.
On the Agenda....
On Tuesday, June 7th, the City Council will meet a bit early, at 6:00 PM instead of 6:30.  At the meeting, the City Council will adopt the City and Fire District operating budgets for the 2016/2017 fiscal year, after holding a workshop to discuss them on May 19.  The Council will also consider the annual engineering report and proposed assessments for the three Lighting and Landscape Districts (Vintage Ranch, LaVigne, and Napa Junction).  Also, and most notably, the Council will hear a preliminary report about the potential fiscal impacts of the Watson Ranch and Napa Valley Ruins and Gardens project will have on the City.  This report addresses the potential revenue the project will generate as well as the expenses required by the City to support the new residents and businesses.  If you are interested in this important project, plan to attend this meeting.  You may view the entire agenda packet or watch the video HERE.
At the Last Meeting...
On May 24th, the City Council held special workshop #3 to review the nearly completed Broadway District Specific Plan.  This comprehensive plan defines the future of the Highway 29 corridor through town, both in how it looks and how it functions.  Through several of these workshops, the community has identified priorities for the corridor, including beautification with landscaping, more retail shopping, space for special events to enliven the district, improve highway safety and flow, and improve pedestrian and bicycle access.  The new plan includes different zones for commercial and residential uses, a landscaping median down the highway, bike and pedestrian access along the highway, widening the highway to provide three lanes each direction, and slowing the posted speeds on the highway.  The slower speeds make the corridor more efficient and safe, and allow us to widen the highway without acquiring substantial additional right of way from property owners.  The plan is very important to the future of American Canyon and I hope you will take the time to learn about it and participate.  Go HERE to see the most recent presentation and learn more about the plan. 
Construction Updates

Under construction concept design background - orange highway traffic construction cones with white stripes isolated on white
Eucalyptus & Main Intersection Improvements
Construction of safety improvements at the intersection of Eucalyptus and Main Streets will begin on June 6th .  The project includes revising the current two way stop to a four way stop and extending the dual left turn pocket from Eucalyptus to Highway 29.  Construction will take place between 6 AM to 5 PM is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Napa Junction III
This week the Contractor began widening Napa Junction Road. As this portion of the work progresses there will be traffic delays. Please use Main Street or Eucalyptus to enter and exit Walmart parking lot. Construction of the pool is expected to begin soon along with initial paving of parking areas for prospective tenants. The curb and gutter forms are also being constructed in preparation for concrete. Another tenant at NJ III, Tractor Supply, has started working on their site. They are currently installing their underground utilities and will soon start preparing their site for the building foundation.

Vine Trail Gap Project
The Vine Trail Gap Project will fill in a 1/4 mile gap in the Vine Trail system between Silver Oak Park and Silver Oak Trail and is expected to be completed at the end of the summer. This week the contractor removed five trees that were in the path of the new trail.  For every tree removed, three new plants will be planted at the project site.  Next week, the Contractor will begin preparations for the concrete pedestrian bridge installation which will take place in just in a few weeks. 

Kimberly Park
The grass is completely installed and irrigated with reclaimed water to help establish roots. The irrigation system is working very well.  We know it is very tempting and very pretty but Please, Keep off the Grass. It needs two more months of growth before it can withstand the onslaught of kids' feet. The contractor will complete the ground cover and tree planting next week.  

Farmers' Market

Don't forget to stop by the Farmers' Market this Sunday and pick up your fresh fruits, vegetables, and other goodies! Expect to see lots of activity at the community booths this weekend.  The American Canyon High School Link Crew (always an engaging bunch!) will be on site along with staff from the Community Health Initiative Napa County and also staff from the American Canyon Welcome Center.  Be sure to stop by and say hi.


MAY 1 - OCTOBER 30, 2016
SUNDAYS 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM, 100 BENTON WAY 

PCFMA Newsletter 
The operators of the market, Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association (PCFMA) have a wonderful newsletter.  Good information about what's in season, fun articles to learn more about various fruits and veggies and yummy recipes using the freshest, seasonal produce.  Subscribe HERE
Community Calendar

The American Canyon Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Economic Development Town Hall meeting on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. This is a FREE event held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley (60 Benton Way - next to the community pool). All community members are invited to discuss economic development issues in American Canyon that impact our quality of life. Questions we will consider include: Why does a business choose a particular location, and why do they choose our city? How does that choice benefit a community? What does it look like today, and what is coming in the future for American Canyon?

You can find this event, and others on the Community Calendar. Interested in adding your event to the community calendar?  Click HERE for more information.                        
You Tube Channel

Did you know the City has our own You Tube video channel? You can learn about where our water comes from and see the latest State of the City presentation to find out about upcoming projects and goals. Check it out HERE and keep checking back as new videos will be added soon.
Check Registers & Sales Tax Update

The City of American Canyon and American Canyon Fire Protection District issue accounts payable checks every week. Check registers are generated detailing payments to vendors which include check number, check date, invoice number, payment amount and a brief description. To view the check register, click HERE.

View the quarterly sales tax report for the fourth quarter of 2015 HERE.
Plan Bay Area 2040 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) & Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are hosting a a series of public open houses for Bay Area residents to learn about an update to the region's long-range transportation and housing roadmap known as Plan Bay Area 2040. Planners have prepared several alternative scenarios for what the Bay Area could look like in 2040, and are seeking the public's help in selecting desired features among these alternatives, and in prioritizing transportation investments.
Open house participants will rotate among a series of stations where they will have a chance to view displays and offer comments on long-term goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks, house the region's projected population, improve public health, maintain the region's transportation infrastructure, and preserve open space, among others. Displays also will feature the schedule and key milestones for the plan update. 
Thursday, June 9th,  6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Elks Lodge, 2840 Soscol Ave, Napa
For more information, click HERE or call (510)817-5757 or (415) 778-6757. 
Parks & Recreation News

Upcoming Events:

National Trails Day Hike
Newell Open Space
Saturday, June 4, 2016 
10:30 AM-12:30 PM

The end of school and the beginning of summer are fast approaching. The City of American Canyon has joined with the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day, and will kick off the season of good times outside on National Trails Day. Feed your craving for the great outdoors in your own backyard and join us for this fun event at Newell Open space. Hike, run, or bike the trail and come together for the first adventure of the summer. There will be activities for kids and adults, and a chance to make a small commitment that will help keep our trail beautiful all year long.

Upcoming Activities:

Activity Date/Time

6 and up

June 25, and July 30
7-8 PM

$25 per person
 (all 3 classes)
$50 per family 
(2 adults & 2 kids)

Napa River Bay Trail

Canyon Kids Adventures Camp

Entering Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Weekly: Beginning 6/13/16
8 AM - 5 PM
(before & aftercare available)

Residents: $80/week
Non-Residents: $120/week
*Residents save $120 with all summer signup!

Community Center Gym

Camp Take Charge for Teens

Entering 6th-8th Grade

Weekly Beginning 6/13/16
(before & aftercare available)

Resident: $60/week
Non-Residents: $70/week
*Residents save $90 with all summer signup!

Community Center Gym

For more information contact us at: (707) 648-7275